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Cutting-edge Technologies in Ancient Greece

by Marina Panagiotaki, Ilias Tomazos & Fotios Papadimitrakopoulos Oxbow Books (April 30, 2020)

This volume examines materials produced with the use of fire and mostly by use of the kiln (metals, plasters, glass and glaze, aromatics). The technologies based on fire have been considered high-tech technologies...


Aurelian and Probus

by Ilkka Syvanne Pen and Sword Military (June 24, 2020)

This is a narrative military history of the emperors Lucius Domitius Aurelianus (‘Aurelian’, reigned 270-275) and Marcus Aurelius Probus (276-282) which also includes the other reigns between the years 268...


Anna Komnene and the Alexiad

by Loulia Kolovou Pen and Sword History (May 13, 2020)

Anna Komnene is one of the most curious figures in the history of an intriguing empire. A woman of extraordinary education and intellect, she was the only Byzantine female historian and one of the first and...


How Rich Countries Got Rich ... and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor

by Erik Reinert PublicAffairs (September 09, 2019)

A maverick economist explains how protectionism makes nations rich, free trade keeps them poor---and how rich countries make sure to keep it that way.

Throughout history, some combination of government intervention,...


Airborne Landing to Air Assault

by Nikolaos Theotokis Pen and Sword Military (July 30, 2020)

Many books have been written about military parachuting, in particular about famous parachute operations like Crete and Arnhem in the Second World War and notable parachute units like the British Parachute Regiment...


End of a Berlin Diary

by William L. Shirer & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (July 28, 2020)

A radio broadcaster and journalist for Edward R. Murrow at CBS, William L. Shirer was new to the world of broadcast journalism when he began keeping a diary while on assignment in Europe during the 1930s. It...


Jayhawk

by Jay A Stout & George L Cooper Casemate (July 20, 2020)

Born in the Philippines to an American father and a Filipina mother, George Cooper is one of the few surviving veteran pilots who saw action over such fearsome targets as Rabaul and Wewak. Not just another flag-waving...


The Rhodesian War

by Peter McLaughlin & Paul Moorcraft Pen and Sword Military (January 20, 2016)

Fifty years on, this superb and exciting book depicts the military history of Southern Rhodesia from the first resistance to colonial rule, through the period of UDI by the Smith government to the Lancaster...


MacArthur's Papua New Guinea Offensive, 1942-1943

by Jon Diamond Pen and Sword Military (May 27, 2020)

The Japanese seizure of Rabaul on New Britain in January 1942 directly threatened Northern Australia and, as a result, General Douglas MacArthur took command of the Southwest Pacific Area. In July 1942, the...


A Dark History of Tea

by Seren Charrington Hollins Pen and Sword History (July 08, 2020)

A Dark History of Tea looks at our long relationship with this most revered of hot beverages. Renowned food historian Seren Charrington-Hollins digs into the history of one of the world’s oldest beverages,...


Greece Against Rome

by Philip Matyszak Pen and Sword Military (July 30, 2020)

Towards the middle of the third century BC, the Hellenistic kingdoms (the fragments of Alexander the Great’s short-lived empire) were near their peak. In terms of population, economy and military power each...


Japan Runs Wild, 1942-1943

by Peter Harmsen Casemate (May 31, 2020)

In early 1942, the Japanese Army and Navy were advancing on all fronts, humiliating their US, British and Dutch foes throughout the Asia Pacific. In a matter of just months, the soldiers and sailors of the Rising...


Canada In The World

by Tyler A. Shipley Fernwood Publishing (July 25, 2020)

An accessible and empirically rich introduction to Canada’s engagements in the world since confederation, this introductory textbook charts a unique path by locating Canada's colonial foundations at the heart...


Canada In The World

by Tyler A. Shipley Fernwood Publishing (July 25, 2020)

An accessible and empirically rich introduction to Canada’s engagements in the world since confederation, this introductory textbook charts a unique path by locating Canada's colonial foundations at the heart...


AP US History

by Eugene V. Resnick Barrons Educational Series (August 04, 2020)

Barron’s AP United States History Study Guide is aligned with the current exam and includes comprehensive subject review plus five realistic practice tests.

This edition features:

  • Two full-length practice tests...


The World Aflame

by Dan Jones & Marina Amaral Pegasus Books (August 04, 2020)

A bestselling historian and a brilliant artist have combined their talents to create a stunning visual history of global war and revolution from 1914 to 1945.

Dan Jones and Marina Amaral tell the epic, harrowing,...


AP US History Premium

by Eugene V. Resnick Barrons Educational Series (August 04, 2020)

Barron’s AP United States History Premium is aligned with the current exam and includes comprehensive subject review plus five realistic practice tests.

This edition includes:

  • Two full-length practice tests...


Queen Pokou

by Véronique Tadjo Ayebia Clarke Publishing (December 19, 2009)

Tadjo uses her powerful and fertile imagination to rekindle an ancient Akan myth and deliberately sets it ablaze. Woven into the historic frame of the founding of the Baoule people by Queen Abraha Pokou in 18th...


A Brief Natural History of Civilization

by Mark Bertness & Stephen Bowlby Blackstone Publishing (July 21, 2020)

A compelling evolutionary narrative that reveals how human civilization follows the same ecological rules that shape all life on Earth

Offering a bold new understanding of who we are, where we came from, and...


Patriots Twice

by Stephen M. Hood Savas Beatie (July 21, 2020)

The long and bloody American Civil War claimed the lives of more than 700,000 men. When it ended, former opponents worked to rebuild their reunified nation and moved into the future together. Many people will...


Operation Colossus

by Lawrence Paterson & Adrian Freer Greenhill Books (July 19, 2020)

Lawrence Paterson’s groundbreaking new book is a detailed account of the now legendary Operation Colossus, the first British airborne raid of the Second World War, which took place in Basilicata, Italy on...


Reprehensible

by Mikey Robins Simon & Schuster Australia (August 05, 2020)

Rollicking and informative, Reprehensible: Polite Histories of Bad Behaviour is your guide through some of the most shameful behaviour indulged in by humanity’s most celebrated figures, as told by Mikey Robins,...


Voices of a Massacre

by Nasser Mohajer & Angela Davis Oneworld Publications (August 06, 2020)

In July 1988, the Islamic Republic of Iran agreed to bring an end to the brutal eight-year war with Iraq. Over the next two months, under the orders of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini, political prisoners...


AP Q&A World History

by Christina Giangrandi Barrons Educational Series (July 21, 2020)

Barron’s brand new AP Q&A World History features 600 questions and explanations covering all AP World History concepts. Practice includes all exam question types so students can apply the skills they learned...


Inventory

by Darran Anderson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 03, 2020)

"Inventory is a remarkable memoir; a work of auto-archaeology, really, in which Darran Anderson disinters his own and his country's hard pasts, shaking life, love and loss out of the objects of his youth in...


Ancient High Tech

by Frank Joseph Bear & Company (August 04, 2020)

A detailed look into ancient advanced technology, science, and medicine--some of which has yet to be reproduced today

• Explores countless examples of ancient high tech, including robotics, artificial intelligence,...


Going Home

by Raja Shehadeh & Fajer Al-Kaisi Blackstone Publishing (July 14, 2020)

In a dazzling mix of reportage, analysis, and memoir, the leading Palestinian writer of our time reflects on aging, failure, the occupation, and the changing face of Ramallah.

In Going Home, Raja Shehadeh, the...


War, Memory, and the 1913 Gettysburg Reunion

by Thomas R. Flagel & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (July 14, 2020)

Union and Confederate veterans meet at Gettysburg on the fiftieth anniversary of the battle.

This reunion drew over fifty-five thousand official attendees who descended upon a town of four thousand during the...


A Dirty Year

by Bill Greer & Peter Berkrot Blackstone Publishing (July 14, 2020)

As 1872 opened, the New York Times headlined four stories that symptomized the decay in public morals that the editors so frequently decried: financier Jim Fisk was gunned down in a love triangle; suffragist...


The Nazi Menace

by Benjamin Carter Hett Henry Holt and Co. (August 03, 2020)

A panoramic narrative of the years leading up to the Second World War--a tale of democratic crisis, racial conflict, and a belated recognition of evil, with profound resonance for our own time.

Berlin, November...


Deep Delta Justice

by Matthew Van Meter Little, Brown (July 28, 2020)

The unforgettable story of one lawyer and his defendant who together changed American law during the height of the Civil Rights era

In 1966 in a small town in Louisiana, a 19-year-old black man named Gary Duncan...


First World War Poems from the Front

by Paul O'Prey Imperial War Museum (November 10, 2016)

From the worst horrors of modern trench warfare a small handful of soldiers and nurses created a body of poetry that is so vivid and intense that one hundred years later it has engraved itself on our national...


Churchill's Cookbook

by Georgina Landemare Imperial War Museum (November 10, 2016)

Churchill is well-known for his hearty appetite and love of food. This book gives a fascinating insight into what he ate during the Second World War, containing over 250 delicious recipes created by his personal...


Life and Death in the Battle of Britain

by Guy Mayfield & Carl Warner Imperial War Museum (November 10, 2016)

Guy Mayfield was the Station Chaplain at RAF Duxford during the Battle of Britain. His diary is a moving account of the war fought by the young pilots during that summer of 1940, providing a unique and intimate...


Prisoners on Cannock Chase

by Richard Pursehouse Frontline Books (April 26, 2020)

Over the course of many years Richard Pursehouse has painstakingly unraveled the story of a First World War prisoner of war camp which held captured German personnel in the very heart of the English countryside....


Royal Flying Corps Kitbag

by Mark Hillier Frontline Books (March 30, 2020)

The Royal Flying Corps was formed by Royal Warrant on 13 April 1912, and came into being a month later when the Air Battalion was absorbed into the Military Wing of the new Corps in May. In the days following...


Who Really Won the Battle of Marathon?

by Constantinos Lagos, Fotis Karyanos & John Car Pen and Sword Military (February 28, 2020)

The Battle of Marathon in 490 BC, where an Athenian-led Greek force defeated a Persian invasion, is one of the most decisive battles in Antiquity and has been studied for centuries. It is famed as a triumph...


Frank Pantridge

by Cecil Lowry Pen and Sword Military (July 30, 2020)

Countless thousands of men and women around the world have good reason to be thankful that Frank Partridge survived three and a half years of brutal Japanese captivity. Had he not, they too would in all probability...


The Americans and Germans in Bastogne

by Gary Sterne Pen and Sword Military (May 30, 2020)

In December 1944 the Third Reich was retreating. It was almost inconceivable that they could mount a counter offensive.

To the Allies, the capitulation of the Third Reich was just around the corner. Or was it?...


Kamikaze

by Adrian Stewart Pen and Sword Aviation (July 30, 2020)

In this fascinating book the author examines the Japanese concept of Kamikaze, the deliberate self-sacrifice of life in the cause of victory. This attitude, while incomprehensible to their American and European...


Hertfordshire Soldiers of The Great War

by Dan Hill & Paul Johnson Frontline Books (May 30, 2020)

In Hertfordshire Soldiers of The First World War the authors explore a series of individual case studies of Hertfordshire men who served in various theaters during the First World War, all of which had been...


Napoleon in 100 Objects

by Gareth Glover Frontline Books (March 30, 2020)

For almost two decades, Napoleon Bonaparte was the most feared, and revered, man in Europe. At the height of his power, the land under his control stretched from the Baltic to the Mediterranean, and encompassed...


Churchill's Flawed Decisions

by Stephen Wynn Pen and Sword Military (May 30, 2020)

Winston Churchill is undoubtedly one of the most respected and best-loved characters the nation has ever known. However, much of how people view him is based on his leadership during the bleak and dire times...


The Nonconformist Revolution

by Amanda J Thomas Pen and Sword History (May 30, 2020)

The Nonconformism Revolution explores the evolution of dissenting thought and how Nonconformity shaped the transformation of England from a rural to an urban, industrialized society.

The foundations for the Industrial...